Homemade Fresh Ground Garam Masala

Garam Masala – ‘Garam’ meaning hot and ‘Masala’ meaning mixture of spices in Hindi, is an integral part of North Indian cooking. This can be used in Curries, Gravies, Pulao and Biryani preparations to boost the flavor and impart a distinct & robust aroma to the dishes. There are many store-bought, packaged varieties of Garam … Continue reading Homemade Fresh Ground Garam Masala


Methi Paneer Paratha – Step by Step

Paratha is a very versatile Indian flatbread that can be made plain, or with a variety of stuffing. The range of stuffing includes lentils, greens, beetroot, carrot, radish, potato & peas, mixed veggies etc. Parathas are tasty & very filling since they are quite thick. Just one or two of these parathas with some pickle … Continue reading Methi Paneer Paratha – Step by Step

Aloo Mutter Samosa (Samosa with Potato and Peas)

It's the time of Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai, and yesterday it was raining torrents in the evening . DH was stuck in traffic and he was going to take sometime to reach home. I remembered that the store near our house sells really hot and fresh samosas; we generally pick it up from the … Continue reading Aloo Mutter Samosa (Samosa with Potato and Peas)

Jeera Rice & Dahi Bhindi Masala

Another hot steaming plate of comfort food during the rains! 🙂 Jeera rice is nothing but steamed Basmati white rice seasoned with Cumin. Dahi Bhindi Masala translated means Okra in spiced Yoghurt sauce. Jeera rice is a breeze to make, and the Dahi Bhindi Masala (although involves some effort) compliments the rice deliciously well.  Read on … Continue reading Jeera Rice & Dahi Bhindi Masala

Creamy Mutter Paneer

I love Paneer in any form - as bhurji, in sweets, in parathas, gravies, samosas, bread rolls etc. I add it aleast once a week to the menu at home. This is one of the simplest yet tastiest among Paneer curries that I enjoy making and serving. So I thought, why not start off my … Continue reading Creamy Mutter Paneer